Saturday, February 24, 2007


Top 2006 Albums

The long promised and much prompted list is set to for public consumption. The music buying for 2006 may have shifted from hard copy to digital, however, it simply added more options to the buying pool.

As a result, it is time to introduce the best of 2006.

1 - Separate Ways - Teddy Thompson

This is the second effort from the child of Richard and Linda Thompson and it is head and shoulders above the previous album - which was a good start. This is must purchase for anyone who enjoys a complete album.

2 - Crane Wife by The Decemberists

Could easily be the number 1 if not for TT. The Decemberists are a band that not everyone grasps, but that is ok. Those who like them, like them allot.

3 - Boys And Girls In America by The Hold Steady

Critical acclaim well deserved.

4 - Taking The Long Way by The Dixie Chicks

Good to see that there was more to the band than country stereotypes and an anti-Bush rant. A really solid effort led by the steady hand of Rick Rubin.

5 - So This Is Goodbye by Junior Boys

The album just grows on you and the songs all start to the sound better after each play. A true recipe for success.

6 - World Container - The Tragically Hip

Most people that I know long ago abandoned the Hip. Not really sure why though. This album is yet another solid effort from the five piece band from Kingston. It may not be their best, but it is a damn fine effort and is the best Canadian album this year. Forgot the Dianna Krall Christmas jingles or the Celine Dion car commercials.

7 - Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller

A true storyteller with the mic.

8 - This Is Only The Beginning - Girl from Saskatoon

Thank you Myspace.

9 - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys

High energy. Tonnes of Fun.

10 - Awoo - Hidden Cameras

A nice discovery that many problem overlook. The music and lyrics are rock solid and it will not disappoint.

Now, it is over to Phoff and BUMF or any others who wish to comment, cross-post or simply post on their own.

10 - What happened to the top 50.

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